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Palestinian-American Experience Explored Onstage with Comedian, Atheer Yacoub, Ep. 220

Multiracial Family Man

Release Date: 05/12/2019

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Ep. 220: Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian, writer, and podcaster. Atheer's comedy draws from her personal experience growing up as a Palestinian-Muslim in Alabama.

She came to the city with high hopes of making it in a respectable career, but found herself in comedy instead. She makes her traditional Arab mother proud by standing in front of complete strangers and talking about her mismatched upbringing, her misadventures in the big city, and the psychological baggage both entail.

Atheer hopes to make you laugh, or at the very least, redefine what audiences think when they hear "Arab" and "bomb" in the same sentence. Inspired by everything from Lucille Ball to Dave Chappelle, Atheer wants to bring her unique perspective to the larger comedy world in the vain hopes that someone out there can prescribe her the right pills to make it all better.

Atheer has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, which aired on AXSTV and recently taped a half-hour special for Comedy Central Arabia. She is also a writer on The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian and Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian, which aired on BRICTV. She co-hosts The No Fly List Podcast and has also been featured in the Laughing Skull Comedy FestivalBoston Comedy Festival, Toronto's SheDot Festival, The New York Arab American Comedy Festival, The Big Brown Comedy Hour, and 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival.

For more on Atheer, check out her website at: http://www.atheeryacoub.com/about.html

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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